GUWAHATI: Physical Education and Sports Educators’ Association (PESEA), Assam claimed that only trained physical instructors will be able to fulfill Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s dream of turning the state into the sports capital of India.
Addressing a press conference at Dispur Press Club on Monday, adviser of the association Diganta Saikia said, “Physical education is a lifelong exercise, and the basic goal of the association is to develop sports talents and to bring about a change in people’s mindset towards physical education. Physical education should be included in colleges and trained physical educators should be appointed”.
Saikia added, “There’s lack of proper infrastructure. Mostly the students of rural areas don’t have access to proper play materials. It’s a matter of concern that only 6% people across India have access to formal physical activity”.
The Association mentioned that as the government has decided to implement the physical education course from 2020 they should focus on appointing proper trained instructor for the course. There are above 5000 candidates who have completed their training course. So, the state government should think of appointing those rather than providing training to the existing teachers, as it will not be able to bring fruitful results.
Also present at the press meet, national-level football player Durga Boro said, “The initiatives taken by the government towards sports are good, but I would like to request the government to take care so that the students get right and accurate guidance to make them reach their destination. And this is possible only through trained instructors.”